CV


Curriculum Vitae (updated May 27, 2015)

Anne Austin 

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EDUCATION

2014          UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D. in the Interdepartmental Program of Archaeology

2011          UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

C.Phil. in the Interdepartmental Program of Archaeology

2009          UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

M.A. in the Interdepartmental Program of Archaeology

2006          Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

B.A. with Honors in Anthropology

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-present   History Department, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2015          “Accounting for sick days: a scalar approach to health and disease at Deir el-Medina,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 74 (1): 75-85.

2014          “Mobilizing Archaeologists: Increasing the Quantity and Quality of Data Collected in the Field with Mobile Technology,” Advances in Archaeological Practice (2) 1: 13-23. doi: 10.7183/2326-3768.2.1.13

2011          “Preliminary Remarks on the Coptic Burials at Karanis,” Coptica 10: 45-60.

2007          Makarewicz, C. & Austin, A. “Late PPNB Occupation at el-Hemmeh: Results from the Third Excavation Season,” Neo-lithics 2/06: 19-23.

THESES

2014          Contending with illness in ancient Egypt: A textual and osteological study of health care at Deir el-Medina. PhD dissertation, UCLA.

2009          The (En)gendered Body During the Old Kingdom as a Product of Form, Use, and Display: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Male and Female Body Display during the 5th and 6th Dynasties. Master’s thesis, UCLA.

2006          Animal Mummification in Egypt: An Analysis of Differential Animal Treatment. BA thesis, Harvard University.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2015          “Paid sick days and physicians at work: ancient Egyptians had state-supported health care,” The Conversation, February 16. 2015

2015          “Deir el-Medina: How State Welfare Helped the Pharaoh’s Tomb-Builders,” Current World Archaeology 69: 38-42.

2014          “What remains of the workmen? Conserving the human remains at Deir el-Medina,” American Research Center in Egypt Bulletin, 205: 10-13.

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS

2013          Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship for research bridging the humanities and medicine

2013          ARCE Fellowship funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

2013          UCLA Dissertation Travel Grant

2011          UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2010          UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2009          Shapiro Fellowship

2009          Steinmetz Research Travel Grant

2008          Steinmetz Research Travel Grant

2008          Cotsen Laboratory Grant

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2015          Invited panelist for “Open Context and its Role in Research Data and Publication,” at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco, CA.

2015          “Fragmented Bodies and Splintered Coffins: What Can They Tell Us about Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Practices?,” paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society for American Archaeology in San Francisco, CA.

2015          “Digitizing Standards with OsteoSurvey: A case study in open access data collection at Deir el-Medina, Egypt,” poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in St. Louis, MO.

2014          “Contending with illness at Deir el-Medina,” paper presented at Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact in Liège, Belgium.

2014          Simpson, B., A. Austin, and K. Simon. “Three-dimensional Recording of Architecture in Karanis, Egypt,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group USA in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

2014          “Textual and osteological indicators of illness in daily life at Deir el-Medina,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt in Portland, Oregon. *Awarded best student paper

2014          “Developing mobile-based digital forms for archaeological data collection,” paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas.

2013          “Increasing the quality of your bioarchaeological data through the use of tablet-based software,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Knoxville, TN.

2013          Simpson, B., A. Austin, and K. Simon. “Analyzing Three Methods for Digital Preservation of Architectural Data at the Greco-Roman Site of Karanis,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2012          “From bread to porridge: an analysis of dietary shifts during Roman rule at Karanis, Egypt,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR.

2011          “Finding disability in modern and ancient Egypt,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, Berkeley, CA.

2011          Austin, A., Simpson, B., Simon, K. “The Collection and Practical Application of Three-Dimensional Scan Data at the Greco-Roman Site of Karanis,” paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Beijing, China.

2011          Austin, A., B. Simpson, and K. Simon. “The role of three-dimensional laser scanning in spatial analysis of the Greco-Roman site of Karanis,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago, IL.

2011          “Health, disease, and occupational stress at Karanis,” poster presented at The First Annual Archaeology Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

2010          “Sacred Skeletons Speak: Results of the 2008 and 2009 Karanis Cemetery Survey Field Seasons,” paper presented at the St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

2010          “The Proportions of Gender in the Amarna Style: A Visual Continuum,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, CA.

INVITED LECTURES

2015          “Contending with Illness in Ancient Egypt: Health care and disease at Deir el-Medina,” invited lecture for the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, Vancouver, Canada (March 10).

2015          “A battle for life in ancient Egypt: osteological and textual analyses of health care at Deir el-Medina,” invited lecture for the Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Colloquium, Berkeley, CA (February 3).

2015          “Contending with Illness in Ancient Egypt: Health care and disease at Deir el-Medina,” invited lecture at the American Research Center in Egypt – Northwest Chapter, Seattle, WA (January 13).

2014          “Pervasive concerns regarding health and mortality in ancient Egyptian thought,” invited lecture at the Egyptology Exploration Society LA Chapter, Los Angeles, CA (September 20).

2014          “Contending with illness in ancient Egypt: A textual and osteological study of health care at Deir el-Medina,” invited lecture at The American Research Center in Egypt—Orange county chapter, Santa Ana, CA (August 9).

2013          “What remains of the workmen? Death and disease at Deir el-Medina,” invited lecture at the Death and the Afterlife in Egypt colloquium, Los Angeles, CA (December 7).

2011          “Bones, Bricks, and Buildings: The Advantages and Applications of Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning in Egyptian Archaeology,” invited lecture for the American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County Chapter (May 14).

2011          “Amarna Art,” invited lecture at Akhnaten and his World sponsored by the Long Beach Opera, Los Angeles, CA (March 5).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015          Lecturer, Stanford University                                                          Winter

History 244: Egyptomania! The Allure of Egypt over the past 3,500 years

2014          Lecturer, Stanford University                                                             Fall

History 12/112: Medicine and Disease in the Ancient World

2013          Lecturer, UCLA Extension                                                                  Fall

Anthropology XL137: Medicine and Disease in the Ancient World

2013          Co-Instructor, UCLA                                                                     Summer

History M103A: Ancient Egyptian Civilization

2012          Lecturer, UCLA Extension                                                            Summer

Anthropology XL137: Gender in Ancient Egypt

2012          Co-Instructor, UCLA                                                                     Summer

History M130: Ancient Egyptian Religion

2012          Teaching Associate, UCLA                                                           Spring

History M130: Ancient Egyptian Religion

2011          Teaching Associate, UCLA                                                           Winter

Ancient Near East 10W: Jerusalem: Holy City (Composition course)

2009-10     Teaching Associate, UCLA                                                           Spring

Ancient Near East M103B: Ancient Egyptian Civilization II

2010          Teaching Associate, UCLA                                                           Winter

Ancient Near East M103A: Ancient Egyptian Civilization I

2008-09     Instructor, UCLA                                                                                 Fall

Osteology Field School, Karanis, Kom Aushim, Egypt

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

2012-14     Lead Bioarchaeologist      

Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt

Conducted bioarchaeological research on over 500 human remains from Deir el-Medina, conserved and stored human remains, and facilitated a workshop in bioarchaeological conservation with Dr. Samia el-Merghani, director of the biodeterioration treatment directorate.

 

2008-10     Lead Bioarchaeologist and Survey Supervisor

Karanis, Kom Aushim, Egypt

Conducted a bioarchaeological survey of human remains in the Karanis Cemetery, a Graeco-Roman site in Egypt; conducted specific surveys of Karanis using a combination of total station, robotic total station, and three-dimensional laser scanning technologies; educated field school students and supervised skeletal survey; and assisted in excavations.

 

2008          Surveyor

E29H1, Kom Aushim, Egypt

Lead a survey of faunal remains in this Epipaleolithic/Neolithic site for salvage project using both robotic and manual total stations.

 

2004-06     Site and Lab Supervisor

El-Hemmeh, Wadi El-Hassah, Jordan

Excavated Late pre-pottery neolithic B (PPNB)/Early pre-pottery neolithic C (PPNC) site and supervised excavation and lab analyses, including small find photography, lithics analysis, registrar duties, and faunal sorting.

 

2004          Archaeologist

Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA

Excavated and conducted phosphate and DNA testing of a 19th century farm

 

2003          Archaeologist 

Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA

Excavated late 18th century brick walkway and 17th century foundations

 

2003          Archaeologist

St. Croix Island, Calais, ME

Excavated early 17th century burials from a settlement established by Champlain

 

MUSEUM AND UNIVERSITY WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2011-13     Instructional Technology Consultant | Center for Digital Humanities, UCLA

2009          Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA  | Encyclopedia of Egyptology, UCLA

2008-09     Research Assistant | Cotsen Institute Publications, UCLA

2005-06     Research Assistant | Collections, Peabody Museum, Harvard

2005          Summer Intern |  Peabody Museum, Harvard

                  

FIELD SCHOOLS AND CERTIFICATION

2011          UCR Extension Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

Coursework covered forensic entomology, criminalistics, crime scene photography, crime scene management, fingerprint techniques and impression evidence, autopsy, and blood stain pattern analysis.

2010          UCLA/University of Arkansas Eleusis Geomatics Field School

Coursework covered 3D laser scanning, geospatial theory, photogrammetry, and 3D software training.

2008          Arizona State Bioarchaeology Field School

Coursework covered advanced osteology and advanced bioarchaeology

 

UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

2011          Coordinator of the First Annual Archaeology Graduate Student Conference

2009-10     Vice President of the Graduate Social Sciences Committee, UCLA

2009          Cotsen Institute Weekly Talk Coordinator, UCLA

 

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2002-06     All-Ivy Varsity Fencer for the Harvard Fencing Team

2005-06     Co-captain of the Harvard Women’s Fencing team

2005          Ivy League Champions (Women’s and Men’s teams)

2006          NCAA Division 1 National Champions (Women’s and Men’s teams)

2003          Top 15 National Ranking in the United States Fencing Association’s Senior Women’s Foil

2002          Top 8 finish in the Women’s Foil World Cup (Louisville, KY 2002)

 

LANGUAGES

French – speak, read, and write with basic competence

Arabic – speak and read with basic competence

German – speak, read and write with basic competence